West Columbia, TX Population

Population: 4,255. Estimated population in July 2020: 4,240 (-0.4% change)
Males: 2,003 (47.1%), Females: 2,252 (52.9%)

Brazoria County

Zip code: 77486

Median resident age: 34.9 years
Median household income: $31,115
Median house value: $53,500

Races in West Columbia:

  • White Non-Hispanic (60.6%)
  • Black (19.5%)
  • Hispanic (18.0%)
  • Other race (7.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (9.7%), Irish (8.8%), English (7.1%), United States (5.6%), Scotch-Irish (3.9%), French (3.2%).

Elevation: 33 feet

Land area: 2.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in West Columbia

  • High school or higher: 73.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 11.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Columbia city

  • Never married: 25.0%
  • Now married: 54.6%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

9.5% Foreign born (8.0% Latin America, 1.2% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -198 (-4.4%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near West Columbia:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to West Columbia:

  • BRAZORIA COUNTY (about 14 miles; ANGLETON/LAKE JACKSON, TX; Abbreviation: LBX)
  • WILLIAM P HOBBY (about 43 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Abbreviation: HOU)
  • ELLINGTON FIELD (about 47 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Abbreviation: EFD)
Other public-use airports nearest to West Columbia:

  • CAMERON (about 14 miles; ANGLETON, TX; Abbreviation: T34)
  • BAILES (about 18 miles; ANGLETON, TX; Abbreviation: 7R9)
  • BAY CITY MUNI (about 19 miles; BAY CITY, TX; Abbreviation: BYY)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Columbia:

  • WHARTON COUNTY JUNIOR COLLEGE (about 33 miles; WHARTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,124)
  • ALVIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 34 miles; ALVIN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,094)
  • HOUSTON BAPTIST UNIVERSITY (about 39 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,273)
  • RICE UNIVERSITY (about 43 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,158)
  • SAN JACINTO COLLEGE-SOUTH CAMPUS (about 43 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,513)
  • UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON-UNIVERSITY PARK (about 45 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 25,479)
  • TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY (about 45 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,808)

Schools

Public high school in West Columbia:

  • COLUMBIA H S (Students: 853; Location: 521 S 16TH ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in West Columbia:

  • COLUMBIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 187; Location: 725 W BRAZOS; Grades: PK – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in West Columbia:

  • BARROW EL (Students: 725; Location: 521 S 16TH ST; Grades: PK – 06)
  • WEST COLUMBIA EL (Students: 512; Location: 521 S 16TH ST; Grades: PK – 04)
  • WEST COLUMBIA J H (Students: 491; Location: 521 S 16TH ST; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • WILD PEACH EL (Students: 321; Location: 521 S 16TH ST; Grades: PK – 04)
  • CHARLIE BROWN INT (Students: 219; Location: 521 S 16TH ST; Grades: 05 – 06)
  • BRAZORIA CO J J A E P (Students: 2; Location: 521 S 16TH ST; Grades: 06 – 12)